John Zorn :  Filmworks XVII
Cat. # 7353
Released Jan 2006
cd time - 57:18
US Price $16.00
Featuring two members of the exciting trio Rashanim with drum master Kenny Wollesen and Zorn himself on sax, this is a poignant and varied score for a new documentary about elusive film maverick Marie Menken who was a close friend of Andy Warhol, Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage, etc. and an important member of the first generation of American Experimental Filmmakers. Also included are five unique pieces of polyrhythmic polyphony for percussion and African thumb pianos, painting a picture of legendary West Coast skull collector Ray Bandar. Poignant exotica, moonlit moods, bizarre percussion and several tracks of manic intensity.
Cyro Baptista: Percussion
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz: Bass
Jon Madof: Guitar
Kenny Wollesen: Drums, Percussion
John Zorn: Wurlitzer Piano, African Thumb Pianos